Sunday, December 16, 2007

Seattle Trip

We flew up to Seattle last weekend for a quick trip to see family. The weather was beautiful but really cold. It's amazing how quickly one becomes used to the mild California climate. I start complaining when we go below 60 degrees down here; it was significantly cooler than that in Washington. We had some lovely views of the Cascade range on our way up. This one is Mt. Shasta. Clear cut forested areas outside of Portland, Oregon. For some reason, this picture reminds me of the small pox victim that we saw this weekend on the film documentary by Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel).
Here is Mt. Saint Helens (top missing) with Mt. Adams in the background.
It SNOWED in Seattle!!
This is a gold crowned kinglet that couldn't handle the cold weather.